Jinwar Women’s village newsletter February 2023

But also during the intensified war and the earthquake disaster, the daily life continues and the preparation for planting new vegetables and crops have been completed. Besides other things, beans, wheat and barley have already been planted and the women continue to bake their own delicious bread.

The defense of the revolution leads through ecological justice

The Rojava Revolution is based on the theory of Democratic Confederalism according to Abdullah Öcalan. Democratic Confederalism, in turn, is an ecological paradigm by its very nature. What does this mean concretely in Rojava?

Tişrîn Dam back in operation

Tişrîn Dam started to work again on Wednesday after being stopped for a week. According to the new work program, there will be a reduction in the hours of electricity supplied to the region.

18 villages west of Kobanê face thirst as earthquake damaged water treatment plant

18 villages to the west of Kobanê faced thirst because their groundwater became unusable after the severe earthquake in North Kurdistan.

Tishrin dam halted service due to hitting dead level – Administrator

An administrator at the Tishrin Dam, on the Euphrates River in northern Syria, said on Wednesday that the dam was put out of commission after its reservoir hit dead level, which is caused by severe shortage of water flow from Turkey.

More farmers in Rojava switch to solar energy as an alternative to diesel generators

Despite war and constant attacks, the ecological development of Rojava continues to make progress. More and more agricultural workers are converting their irrigation systems from diesel to solar energy.

Earthquake in Turkey: the state versus the people

The HDP’s strength lies in its ability to mobilise and organise its large network of supporters and sympathisers and like-minded community organisations. As soon as they heard about the earthquake, the party dropped all other plans, set up a central coordination centre, and dispatched leading members to the affected area. Local election centres were transformed into coordination centres, while the youth organisation concentrated on rescue work. They put out calls for solidarity and for people with shelter and food to share with those without, and they helped create a framework to allow people’s natural solidarity to find direction. 

Statement by ecology movements in Turkey- demands for immediate action

Immediately after the February 6 earthquake, one of the biggest in the history of Turkey, a broad meeting of Ecology Organizations in Turkey published this statement.

Syria’s AANES to build new water pipeline to Hasakah

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) plans to build a new pipeline to deliver drinking water to the city of Hasakah in northeastern Syria.

Day Laborers In Syria’s Kobani Not Safe From Turkish Attacks

On Dec. 22, three civilians, who work for the Water Directorate in Kobani were injured in a Turkish shelling while doing maintenance work in the village of Shyoukh, west of the city. 

Farmers In Syria’s Hasakah Rejoice At Rainfall, Fear Turkish Shelling

Farmers in the countryside of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, were delighted by recent rainfall after two years of drought that had affected the region.

Turkey uses water as weapon against NE Syria

The occupying Turkish state has cut the water off North-East Syria regions to use water as a weapon against the people. But this practice has environmental and health effects on the region and agriculture causing the spread of cholera.